Find The Funny In Every Situation

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Nick's Comment
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Trucking has taught me this, and I believe it applies to life in general. First few months I'd get all mad and stressed at every little thing. Problems with my backing, problems at the shipper , heck even traffic and those crazy four wheeled things that make "here's your sign decisions" all the time. I finally made it a point to find something funny about things like this, while sometimes difficult it has kept me from stressing my life away. It's easy to be angry or upset and I was that guy that you seen and wondered who did what to his corn flakes. If I would have continued to be I definitely wouldn't be driving anymore. Just thought id share 😁

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm glad you shared that! It's a topic I've written about quite a bit.

There are so many things that happen on the road every single day that you have to learn what to hang onto and what to let go of. Hanging on to the negative things that happen is going to make you one exhausted and bitter person, not to mention a super dangerous driver. It's critical for your health and safety that you learn how to relax, keep your emotions on an even keel, and keep a positive attitude.

I could go on all day about this topic but I already have! So instead of rewriting everything I'll just point everyone toward some of my writings on the matter. You'll find common themes throughout my articles like staying positive, being kind to everyone you come across, and enjoying yourself as much as possible out there:

You can find more of my articles on my author page

Nick, keep that newfound positive attitude. It's super easy to let your thinking begin to spiral downward or to let your emotions get the best of you. We all do it. But minimizing the negative and focusing on the positive is the key to enjoying yourself out there, making smart decisions, keeping your energy level up, and not getting punched in the nose.

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Nick's Comment
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I'm going to read through those while I'm getting loaded. 😁

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Scott O.'s Comment
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Nick I know what your saying.. This morning I was driving around Iowa city and this dude got butthurt that I pulled in front of him and honked and flipped me off but he got the best of me cuz I laid into my air horn just for sh*ts and gigs... Lol its so stressful out here you have to find a way to release some of it or its going to eat you up...

Nick's Comment
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Nick I know what your saying.. This morning I was driving around Iowa city and this dude got butthurt that I pulled in front of him and honked and flipped me off but he got the best of me cuz I laid into my air horn just for sh*ts and gigs... Lol its so stressful out here you have to find a way to release some of it or its going to eat you up...

I hear ya and I think you handled that situation well at least you didn't take it further cause I'm sure he would have lol. I've been lucky as far as confrontation goes although if I had a cb I'm sure I wouldn't be able to say that hahaha

miracleofmagick's Comment
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I had another trucker get mad at me today because I was only going the speed limit. When we hit a straight stretch with a dashed yellow he went around me. As he passed, he was looking at me and flipping me off. I just smiled at him then looked forward and feigned a horrified look (acting like there was someone coming at him), he slowed down real fast lol before he realized there want anyone coming. Maybe he should have been paying attention to the road in front of him instead of being mad at me lol!

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